MDA - Executive management has overstayed welcome despite excellent recent stock growth | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (6)

    "Executive management has overstayed welcome despite excellent recent stock growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MDA

    Pros

    Wonderful smart creative people in the working ranks.

    Cons

    A sycophantic culture where a bunch of yes men surround an out of touch CEO. These yes men have all been bred to follow detailed instructions and are not expected or allowed to think for themselves. Those senior managers that do try to think are cut off from the pack and left isolated as punishment. Understanding that it is a business, all decisions are made only with regard to the balance sheet. Company policy is...

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    Advice to Management

    Retire before the ride ends badly. Advice to the board is that they had better quickly take stock of what is going on before the operations decay to a point of no return.

    MDA2013-12-14
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good processes, but lacks innovation"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MDA

    Pros

    - Excellent well-documented processes - Management is very understanding - Challenging work

    Cons

    - Lack of innovation - Union shunts internal competition and promotion opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Take the initiative to reward high-performance individuals. Invest more in the work environment to promote innovation.

    MDA2016-10-02
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MDA full-time

    Pros

    Great projects and knowledgeable staff

    Cons

    Very command and control operational framework

    Advice to Management

    Transform to a matrix-like organization to improvement inter-departmental efficiency

    MDA2018-10-23

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